The City Sentinel
Archive for: June, 2014

U.S. Rep. James Lankford aims at Republican nomination to replace Sen. Tom Coburn

James Lankford

  by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, reflected on contemporary politics and policy in a recent exchange with The City Sentinel. He said: “America is not a nation in decline, it is a nation in denial. Many Americans refuse to acknowledge the consequences of federal […]

The Best of Times – Oklahoma Senior Follies blends humor and great music in soaring performance

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   The Oklahoma Senior Follies returns to the stage this weekend, a pure delight. Now, in the troupe’s fourth year, these shows are a welcome sign that as certain as hot summers, quality performance art is a staple in the Sooner State. This year’s edition takes us a joyful […]

Editorial: For Paula Sophia

Paula Sophia

  Paula Sophia is an Army veteran who served in Desert Storm, and a respected retiree from the Oklahoma City Police department. Her story and the challenging course of her life have been covered in the pages of this newspaper and other publications. She sought, and has attained, respect for her conduct and good citizenship. […]

In S.D. 40 race, Steve Kern promises to ‘stick by conservative values, as I always have’

Steve Kern

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Steve Kern, pastor of Olivet Baptist Church on the near-west side of Oklahoma City, is running for the Republican nomination in state Senate District 40. Cliff Branan has held the seat for 12 years. With onset of term limits, Branan is seeking the Corporation Commission seat being vacated by […]

Editorial: For Kay Floyd

Kay Floyd

  State Rep. Kay Floyd, who established an excellent record during her one term in the House of Representatives, now seeks to replace Al McAffrey in Senate District 46. Floyd has one opponent in the June 24 primary. Because no Republican filed for the race, the primary will decide who holds the job for the […]

Metro Summer Reading Program steps into the future with Fizz Boom Read!

Daily reading not only helps kids maintain their current reading skills to stay on track when school starts in the fall, but they experience a summer of adventure by stimulating their imaginations. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Every kid looks forward to the carefree days of summer. However, the months out of school can have an affect called the “summer slide.” This is what happens between school years when kids do not read or work to retain what they learned in school. The Metropolitan Library System’s […]

Sunday Twilight Concert series returns to Myriad Botanical Gardens

: Everyone can enjoy the free, family-friendly Twilight Concert Series at the Myriad Botanical Gardens every Sunday, from now through Sept. 28 hosted by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Arts Council of Oklahoma City has announced the schedule for the 34th annual Sunday Twilight Concert Series in downtown Oklahoma City. Everyone can enjoy the free, family-friendly summer concerts on Sunday evenings from 7:30 – 9 p.m. The summer concert series takes place on the Great Lawn […]

Rep. Inman rouses crowd at 2014 Labor Federation banquet, awards go to tornado relief efforts

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher House Democratic Leader Scott Inman, D-Del City, delivered a rousing keynote address at last weekend’s “Labor & Friends” Banquet. The Central Oklahoma Labor Federation, sponsor of the banquet, presented several awards to union members, allies and a college student. Inman assailed a range of laws enacted the recent 2014 […]

How to Identify the Best

A-Z Inspections

By Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A group of Oklahoma, Texas, and Missouri homebuilders, remodelers, and suppliers requested Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) courses offered through the National Association of Home Builders so that they might become more knowledgeable in the “Aging-in-Place” and “Accessible Housing” market place.  As I was teaching the three-day course, I […]

World’s only Pigeon Museum to debut in Oklahoma City

Known as “Lord of the Wings,” Jim Jenner is an American born film writer/director who will present several of his films during the two day opening of the American Pigeon Museum in Oklahoma City on June 13 and 14. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The world’s first public museum devoted to the 5,000-year history of humans raising pigeons will debutin Oklahoma City on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14. The American Pigeon Museum, located at 2300 N.E. 63, is housed in a new 6,000 square foot building overlooking the Remington Park racetrack. […]

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